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Asus - P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 -- > Corsair Ram CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 works at 1.5 V but not at 1.65V

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March 19, 2014 12:28:36 AM

The Display hangs as soon as I boot into windows with "Optimized BIOS settings". The problem resolves on changing the DRAM Voltage from 1.6 Volts to 1.5 Volts and underclocking my CPU. My power supply is of 240 Watts, and the problem persists even after trying a 500 Watt power supply.

My Specs -- >
MotherBoard :Asus - P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Motherboard Revision : 3.0
Motherboard BIOS Revision : 3402

CPU : Intel i7-2700K CPU 3.50Ghz

Memory Model : Corsair Dominator® with DHX Pro Connector (CMP8GX3M2A1600C9) - 2 x 4Gb

HDD : Seagette Baracuda 1Tb

Operating System : Windows 8 64bit

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March 19, 2014 12:44:06 AM

That memory isn't on the qualified vendor list for that motherboard. It won't work unless you run it at 1333 @ 1.5V. Also, you probably shouldn't run a Sandy Bridge at 1.65V anyhow. I've read it wasn't supposed to go that high and could cause some serious damage the the CPU down the road. Might want to take a few seconds and google that for yourself.

Lastly, if I recall correctly, that memory is pretty dated (I think from the old 1366 days, or Socket 1156). Best option is run it at 1333 at 1.5V or replace it with stuff on the qualified vendor list.